The End of War – Chapter 1

Chapter 1 – The Path to Light

Literacy in Our Shared Humanity (our human relationship to society, our human struggle for warmth and light, the dangers of not questioning)

Literacy in the Art of Living (Plato’s Cave as a tool for distinguishing truth from illusion, the importance of freeing ourselves from ignorance and manipulation)

Literacy in the Art of Waging Peace (how the road to peace does not travel in a straight line, how all progress results from new ideas that change how people think, harnessing the power of ideas, questioning the illusions of war)

Literacy in the Nature of Reality (understanding the nature of ideas, understanding the nature of ignorance and manipulation, how human societies resemble the metaphor of Plato’s Cave)

Keywords: human condition, nonviolence, nuclear weapons, progress, propaganda and manipulation, truth, waging peace, war